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US citizens protest against re-opening too soon

The Grim Reaper is a really nice touch: Reminds me of that part in Mother Night (by Kurt Vonnegut, a must-read) in which a character chants, almost melodiously, the German phrase: “Leichenträger zur Wache!” (“Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse!”) He’s remembering … Continue reading

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COVID-19: An opportunity for the Shock Doctrine — or its opponents?

Naomi Klein expands, briefly, on ideas from a book she wrote several years ago: I especially love how she takes a quote from far-right economist Milton Friedman (the author of the original Shock Doctrine, which Klein critically examined in her … Continue reading

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Headline Howler: The NYT’s epidumbic moment

Won’t someone please think of all the crapitalists (and the taxes they’re not paying)? I’m sure that even without the highlight, you could see what the fuck was so wrong with this headline.

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Compare and Contrast: Evo vs. Angela

“Evo runs for a 4th term: hyperpresidentialism, authoritarianism, populism. Merkel runs for a 4th term: experience, capability, rustproof statecraft. Do you see how they manipulate [you]?” I guess, for the lovely crapagandarati of the mainstream media, running for a fourth … Continue reading

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In which Donnie totally tells on himself

That’s right, y’all…Donnie just took total responsibility for the homeless problem in the US! And, even dumber: He thinks it only started two years ago. Funny, but I seem to recall it being a problem long before that. I mean, … Continue reading

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Headline Howler: Can the WaPo even count?

I mean, even a grade schooler can see that Bernie was right. And 8 million people isn’t exactly chicken feed.

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Ford Fest MAGAt is a cringefest

Oh gawd, get a load of this: “There’s more important things” than healthcare and education? Well, we know just how much value Drumpf Hat Guy puts on education, because he clearly slept through Social Studies (are they still even teaching … Continue reading

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Donnie: The bigliest money loser of them all

The story, c/o Vice: Donald Trump said Wednesday that his businesses purposely lost more than $1 billion over the course of a decade as a way of avoiding paying taxes and gaming the system. “You always wanted to show losses … Continue reading

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Donnie poses for selfies with alleged massage parlor madam

Be it known that I say “alleged” only for legal reasons here. My mind is pretty made up as to what sort of person this woman is already: I mean, a gold, rhinestone-encrusted MAGA clutch purse? That is one tacky-ass … Continue reading

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Economics professor explains Venezuela’s capitalist putsch

…as well as the Green New Deal, and the hullabaloo surrounding it: Prof. Wolff points out that hyperinflation is a capitalist problem, not a socialist one. He also points out that the original Roosevelt New Deal was not the cause … Continue reading

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